FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ BROADWAY

FIRST LOOK
http://www.eonline.com/news

ON TELEVISION (THURSDAY 1/2/20)
A&E: 60 Days In (Premiere) at 10pm
FOX: Last Man Standing (Premiere) at 8pm
FOX: Deputy (Premiere) at 9pm
HGTV: Christina on the Coast (Premiere) at 9pm
ID: Dead of Winter (Premiere) at 9pm
LIFETIME: Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning (Premiere) at 9pm
SCIENCE CHANNEL: How The Universe Works (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: Dr. Pimple Popper (Premiere) at 9pm
TLC: My Feet Are Killing Me (Premiere) at 10pm
TRAVEL CHANNEL: Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room (Premiere) at 9pm
ABC: The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition (Finale) at 9pm

Snap is launching Bitmoji TV, a cartoon series starring users’ customizable avatars and those of their friends, for its Discover section. The Snapchat Show page for Bitmoji TV says it will debut globally in February.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hasbro’s $3.8 billion acquisition of Canadian studio Entertainment One is complete. “Our businesses are highly complementary with substantial synergies and a great cultural fit,” said Hasbro chairman and CEO Brian Goldner of the deal, which gives Hasbro access to popular characters like Peppa Pig and Ricky Zoom. “The addition of eOne accelerates our blueprint strategy by expanding our brand portfolio with eOne’s beloved global preschool brands, adding proven TV and film expertise, and creating additional opportunities for long-term profitable growth.” Darren Throop, eOne president and CEO, will report to Goldner.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Eddie Murphy, up for a Critics’ Choice Award for his role in Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name, won’t go home empty-handed even if he doesn’t win Best Actor. The SNL vet will receive the Critics’ Choice Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in the ceremony on Sunday, January 12 broadcast on The CW.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Carrie Underwood announced that after 12 years of hosting the CMA Awards, she’s stepping down. “It’s hard to imagine topping what we have accomplished together, so I’ve decided that it’s time to pass the hosting torch (at least for now!) to others that will cherish it and honor it as much as I do,” said the country music star. Underwood hosted the show for 11 years with “partner in crime and friend for life” Brad Paisley, and last year was joined by Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Science Channel space series How the Universe Works returns for season eight tonight at 9p with a two-hour special that investigates the threat of a catastrophic asteroid impact.
(Source: Cynopsis)

YouTube and Justin Bieber are partnering for Justin Bieber: Seasons. The 10-part docu-series chronicling the making of Bieber’s new album is set to debut Monday, January 27 at 12p; new eps will launch Mondays and Wednesdays at noon.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Netflix shared its Top 10 lists of titles for 2019. Topping the chart in the US is Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston movie Murder Mystery, followed by season three of Stranger Things; Ryan Reynolds movie 6 Underground; The Incredibles 2; The Irishman; new series The Witcher; Triple Frontier, starring Ben Affleck; Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; The Umbrella Academy; and movie The Highwaymen.
(Source: Cynopsis)

One popular show fans will no longer find on Netflix is Friends, which ended its run at midnight on December 31, and is set to join HBO Max when the service arrives in May. If you gotta have Friends, the 1994-2004 sitcom that never gets old is still airing on TBS and Nick at Nite, and is for sale via digital retailers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

In more Netflix news, The Witcher was the most in-demand TV series in the world during its first full week of availability, from December 22-28, according to Parrot Analytics. The new fantasy drama was 37.12x more in demand than the average series globally.
(Source: Cynopsis)

The debut of Fox’s Flirty Dancing, following football, delivered 3.2 million viewers and an 0.9/4 rating among A18-49 on Sunday.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Univision’s broadcast of the second leg of the LMX Apertura Final on Sunday night drew 3.0 million total viewers and 1.6 million among A18-49, making it the highest-rated LMX MX match in 2019 on the net.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jazz trumpeter Jack Sheldon died December 27 at age 88. Sheldon was best known to TV audiences as a sidekick to Merv Griffin, as well as for work in shows including Run, Buddy, Run, The Simpsons and Family Guy, among others.
(Source: Cynopsis)

BROADWAY
My Name is Lucy Barton is starting previews on Saturday January 4, 2020.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/my-name-lucy-barton/

Derren Brown: Secret is closing on Saturday January 4, 2020.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/derren-brown-secret/

Waitress is closing on Sunday January 5, 2020.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/waitress/

A Christmas Carol is closing on Sunday January 5, 2020.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/a-christmas-carol/

Slava’s Snowshow is closing on Sunday January 5, 2020.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/slavas-snowshow-broadway/

The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays is on Sunday January 5, 2020.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/illusionistsmagic-holidays/

Tootsie is closing on Sunday January 5, 2020.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/tootsie/

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is closing on Sunday January 5, 2020.
https://ppc.broadway.com/shows/the-lightning-thief/


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